1. Family: Campanulaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Lobelia Plum. ex L.
      1. Lobelia pteropoda (C.Presl) A.DC.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Cape Prov. to Mozambique.

    [FZ]

    Lobeliaceae, M. Thulin. Flora Zambesiaca 7:1. 1983

    Habit
    Annual or perennial (?) ± erect or decumbent herb up to 80 cm. tall.
    Stem
    Stems rather slender, ribbed, glabrous or sparsely pubescent.
    Leaves
    Leaves with the lamina triangular to very broadly ovate, up to 50 x 40 mm., acute to obtuse and mucronulate at the apex, truncate to cordate at the base, ± pubescent on both sides; all leaves with a winged ±, pubescent petiole up to 10–60 mm. long; leaf–margin very coarsely dentate or crenate with mucronulate teeth; venation distinct beneath.
    Flowers
    Flowers in lax, up to 6–flowered, pedunculate racemes; pedicels 3–7 mm. long, pubescent; bracts linear, up to 7 mm. long, entire, ± pubescent; bracteoles at or near the base of the pedicel, linear, up to 1 mm. long, often broadened at the tip,:±: pubescent.
    Hypanthium
    Hypanthium narrowly to broadly obconical, ± 8–nerved, glabrous or ± pubescent.
    Calyx
    Calyx–lobes narrowly triangular, 3–4·5 mm. long, entire, ± pubescent, somewhat gibbous at the base.
    Corolla
    Corolla 16–23 mm. long, pale blue to mauvish or white, with two longitudinal crests in the mouth of the tube, split to the base on the back, ± pubescent on the outside of the lobes, puberulous inside on the bottom of the tube.
    Filaments
    Filaments linear, glabrous, connate above.
    Anthers
    Anther–tube 2–2·5 mm. long, all anthers densely hairy at the apex, otherwise glabrous or with a few straight hairs on the connectives outside.
    Ovary
    Ovary semisuperior to subinferior.
    Fruits
    Capsule ± 8–nerved, glabrous or ± pubescent, with 2 valves ± 3 mm. long.
    Seeds
    Seeds ± broadly elliptic in outline, somewhat compressed, ± 0·7 mm. long, almost smooth, dark brown.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Cape Provinces, KwaZulu-Natal, Mozambique

    Lobelia pteropoda (C.Presl) A.DC. appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in A.P.de Candolle, Prodr. 7: 364 (1839)

    Accepted by

    • Lammers, T.G. (2007). World checklist and bibliography of Campanulaceae: 1-675. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

    Sources

    Flora Zambesiaca
    Flora Zambesiaca
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0